Setting that allows site administration to manage default language is located under Configuration > Regional and language > Regional settings. It was moved there originally to make it harder to change the site default (the radio button in the language list was too easy). At the time changing the site default had all kinds of wrong side effects. Several people found the placement of the setting confusing and cumbersome, and the original reasons do not apply anymore.
Option for managing default language should be moved back to Regional and language > Languages, as it was in D7.
This would be a rollback of the commit done for issue #1803638: Improve default language change process (ui and help text). The reason we can do this now is that the site default language is now assumed for almost no content or configuration anymore, everything has their own language assignment. So changing the site default language is not as dangerous as it used to be in Drupal 7 and therefore the reason to hide it from people does not stand anymore. We should not make people's life harder just because we can...
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Original report by @Garrett Albright
The setting to change the default language for a site is currently at "Administration > Configuration > Regional and language >
Regional settings." This is illogical, as language is not a "regional setting" and language should be distinct from region. I was instead checking for this in "…Regional and language > Languages" for the setting, where it is in the D7 equivalent. Indeed, if you go to "…Regional and language > Languages > Detection and selection" and click the "Configure" button for "Selected language," you're prompted to change the site's default language - at "…Regional and language > Languages" (so the page you're linked to to change this setting is currently wrong).
I asked in #drupal-contribute for help when I couldn't find the setting, but it was late and nobody replied before I went to bed. I woke up with someone having left me a message via Druplicon asking me if I had figured out where the setting was yet, though - so it's not just me confused by this.
I assume someone at some point had a good reason for moving this setting to "Regional settings." What might it have been? Is it good enough to not move it back to the more logical place on "Languages?"
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|#20||Regional settings | s290689e8091652c.s3.simplytest.me 2015-01-28 10-25-18.png||108.78 KB||Gábor Hojtsy|
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|#19||2153937-default_language_option-19.patch||19.67 KB||Gábor Hojtsy|
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